Ownership Action Report: Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) Institutional Investors Sentiment

November 24, 2016 - By Clifton Ray   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action Report: Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) Institutional Investors Sentiment

Sentiment for Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA)

Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) institutional sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.09, from 0.89 in 2016Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 461 investment managers increased or opened new stock positions, while 516 sold and decreased equity positions in Mastercard Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 800.46 million shares, down from 842.14 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Mastercard Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 92 to 85 for a decrease of 7. Sold All: 65 Reduced: 451 Increased: 375 New Position: 86.

MasterCard Incorporated is a technology firm that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses across the world. The company has a market cap of $113.92 billion. The Firm operates through payment solutions segment. It has a 28.89 P/E ratio. The Firm allows user to make payments by a range of payment solutions and services using various brands, which include MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus.

The stock decreased 1.29% or $1.37 on November 23, hitting $104.56. About 4.96 million shares traded hands or 21.27% up from the average. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 7.30% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on February, 3. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 7.59% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.79 per share. MA’s profit will be $926.09 million for 30.75 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.30% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “MASTERCARD INCORPORATED advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Its family of brands include MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus.”

Vgi Partners Pty Ltd holds 15.66% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc for 613,716 shares. Deccan Value Investors L.P. owns 1.23 million shares or 12.83% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Night Owl Capital Management Llc has 11.26% invested in the company for 179,181 shares. The Virginia-based Akre Capital Management Llc has invested 8.55% in the stock. Nine Chapters Capital Management Llc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 4,300 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 22 selling transactions for $119.73 million net activity.

Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 56% of Mastercard Incorporated’s analysts are positive. Out of 16 Wall Street analysts rating Mastercard Incorporated, 9 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $35 while the high is $124. The stock’s average target of $103.80 is -0.73% below today’s ($104.56) share price. MA was included in 32 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MA in a report on Monday, October 31 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Compass Point maintained Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) rating on Monday, October 31. Compass Point has “Neutral” rating and $99 price target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, September 11. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, February 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 8 by Guggenheim. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $114 target price in Friday, October 30 report. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, October 30 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, December 31. JP Morgan maintained Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, August 14. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $111 price target.

MA Company Profile

MasterCard Incorporated, incorporated on May 9, 2001, is a technology firm that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses across the world. The Firm operates through payment solutions segment. The Firm allows user to make payments by a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, which include MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus. The Company’s offerings include loyalty and reward programs, information services and consulting.

More news for Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) were recently published by: Bloomberg.com, which released: “Mastercard, Visa Set to Reap Spoils of India’s War on Cash” on November 23, 2016. Valuewalk.com‘s article titled: “Mastercard Inc Rises After Earnings, Exxon Mobil Corporation Declines” and published on October 28, 2016 is yet another important article.

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